• Pus or exudate (other than blood) from a wound or orifice, usually due to infection or pathology.
  • The act of accomplishing (an obligation) or repaying a debt etc.; performance.
  • The act of expelling or letting go.
  • The act of firing a projectile, especially from a firearm.
  • The process of unloading something.
  • The process of flowing out.
  • The act of releasing an accumulated charge.
  • The act of releasing an inpatient from hospital.
  • The act of releasing a member of the armed forces from service.
  • The volume of water transported by a river in a certain amount of time, usually in units of m3/s (cubic meters per second).


  • From Middle English dischargen, from Anglo-Norman descharger and Old French deschargier ("to unload"), from Late Latin discarric┼Ź ("I unload"), equivalent to dis- + charge.

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